James Jean Gallery

In the winter 2009 issue of Drawing, we highlighted work from James Jean's sketchbooks. Here, we reproduce additional work that we were unable to include in the print article.


Crayon Eater
2007, graphite, pastel, and digital, 12 1/2 x 17.
2008, mixed media on paper,
29 x 41.


2008, watercolor and digital, size unknown.
At the Cows End
2008, ballpoint pen, 10 x 9.


PradaEpicenter Wallpaper (excerpt)
2007, graphite and digital, 17 x 20.
2007, graphite and digital, 13 x 17.


2008, ballpoint pen, 10 x 9.
2008, ballpoint pen, 10 x 9.

For more information on James Jean, visit his website here.

To see what else featured in the winter 2009 issue of Drawing click here.

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About BrianRiley

Brian Riley is the managing editor for the American Artist family of titles (American Artist, Watercolor, Drawing & Workshop) and has been part of the AA team since 2003. He first became interested in art as a child, specifically drawing, but drifted away from the visual arts as he grew older, gravitating towards writing while in college. His position at AA has offered him the opportunity to reinvigorate his early passion and continue his education.  

3 thoughts on “James Jean Gallery

  1. The sketchbook is hidden source of incredible artwork. James Jean is an example of what lies beneath the published piece of art. With over 50 sketchbooks of my own, I decided to share my pages thorough a the http://www.bestsketchbook.com site. It’s a perpetual means to sharing artwork generated in artist’s sketchbooks.

    Drawing magazine is very smart to expose the sketch art in Jean’s books. Many aspiring artists ask, how to improve their drawing skills. The best sketchbooks in the world are full of drawings. From inside cover to the back. Practice, consistency, and carrying your sketchbook with you at all times is key. Many of my greatest ideas come from sitting in a room of chaos!